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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Sep 15, 2011 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry/JGB/Dead

JGB was roots music, R&B, sappy love songs,Jer-reggae, gospel. The Dead were big flashy, more impersonal, stadium rock...even in 1972. Even the cowboy songs or the ballads. They needed to fill a big stadium...at least much bigger than the Keystone Berkely and the like.

Grateful Dead was psychedelic acid tripping music. JGB was just plain music in a more classic sense. (not that I ever shyed away from a little miond bending at JGB shows)

I always wished Jerry would go off in the Dead more like he did in JGB, you know, drop off the table lose the song noodling like during Catfish John, make everybody wait until he was good and ready to go back to the song.